Default cj5 flywheel ring gear replacement 

Old 06-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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This may be a dumb question, but here goes. I know how to change out the ring gear on my flywheel, and how to disconnect the engine from the bellhousing, and so on and so forth. What I am unsure of, is what would be the easiest way to separate the engine from the bellhousing(and transmission) while the drivetrain is still installed in my 4.2l cj5? Do I need to leave the engine in place, unbolt the driveshafts, and drop the transmission, or do I need to use my hoist and pull the engine? I figure I can do it either way, just curious as to anyone's thoughts on the easiest way to do so. I am missing some teeth on the ring gear of the flywheel, and it needs to be replaced(the ring gear). Any thoughts?

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:51 AM   #2
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Robby, unless you need to pull the engine for other work, I think just drop the tranny and unbolt the bell housing would be easier. That's the way I have done it to replace the flywheel.

 

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:53 AM   #3
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I always just take the grill (and some times the fenders) off and pull the engine. Pulling the grill on a CJ is very easy and quick.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for both of your replies, it sounds like either way would work just as well as the other. I just need to start working on it and knock it out. Thanks, Robby.

 

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #5
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Robby, unless you need to pull the engine for other work, I think just drop the tranny and unbolt the bell housing would be easier. That's the way I have done it to replace the flywheel.
I already replaced the cam, and have been needing to replace the rear main seal anyway, but my engine stand is currently occupied by my 304. So, I don't have any other place to put it.

 

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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I always just take the grill (and some times the fenders) off and pull the engine. Pulling the grill on a CJ is very easy and quick.

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